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 the Fool's progression... 
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Post the Fool's progression...
To make it clearer;

The Fool progresses on his/her journey, from descent first through to eventual ascent (the hermetic alchemic process). Near the end, the Fool is very 'full' of the difficulties of his/her travails - seeing the way the world turns, having taken in every nuance and feeling of the utter complexity of 'the web' of the world. BUT THEN something happens towards the final ascent - it is the Taoist way that settles in, the wu wei attitude which finally takes hold and commands him/her. The complexity of the 'darkness' no longer holds sway, the Fool no longer dwells on the miserable permeations of the worlds complexities, on the drugs, the weapons or the 'rape'. Suddenly it is quiet, and that is ALL. It is a quiet gained FROM this experience of horror, but now the horror itself must be permitted to step aside. Even if it goes on without, we must set it aside 'within'! This is the only way to liberation, and one persons liberation radiates light in ALL directions, thus liberating the entire world -

We cannot continue to torture ourselves. This is akin to not LOVING ourselves. We do nothing for ourselves or for anybody else with this ongoing torture but simply prolong the agony for ourselves and thus, by proxy, the agony of everyone else. It is ironic, but we must completely 'let go' of the pains of the external world, in order to overcome our own pain. We aid the world by ceasing our projection of our inner pain, and one method of achieving this effect is by use of Remo's Body Centered Consciousness/Imagination excersize, the Taoist wu wei stance.

This is how WE can help save the world. To those who do not know, who are still caught in the dark complexity, we are the little fool, the stupid ones. To those who know, we are the Initiates, the 'Wise guys'... :wink:

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Post representations of the 2 last cards on the Fool's journey
Some of the imagery in tarot cards 20 "Judgement" and 21 "The World' will be familiar to students of alchemy, astrology and so on. Here are 2 examples, taken from the deck by famous occultist Paul Foster Case and the group he helped found, B.O.T.A.

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The Fool #0, travels far and wide until he arrives at these 2 final cards of experience. For a very quick tour of the Fool's journey, simplified enormously and without the deep alchemic and mythic descriptions of each card as mapped out by various occultists, try this link:

http://www.learntarot.com/journey.htm#judgementjourney

(a description of each of the final cards of the tarot deck shown above can be found on this same site, giving some idea of what is meant by the imagery in each card).

Card #20, 'Judgement' ('realization' or 'transformation'), is like a 'wake up call, which seems to be where humankind stands today, hovering between a sleeping and a waking (or pre-enlightened) state, poised as we are on the brink of 2012. Our aim should be to enter the next rung of experience, 'the World', but on a higher level than before - to enter, in fact, the 'Unus Mundus', or the Eros consciousness, but this cannot achieved by means of nuclear war (which, if I am correct in saying, is attractive to the war-mongers simply because the scientists opened, as Remo said, Pandora's Box and revealed for themselves 'Eros' consciousness by doing so - and the false 'synthetic' radiation they created is, ironically, the only way they can 'see' the Eros principle, the natural 'good' radiation principle, so because of this they are very magnetized to, very excited about their nuclear weapons...).

NOTE: I was amazed when I pulled up the card or 'key' (as the major arcana, or cards, of the tarot are called) - "Judgement", card # 20 - because in my 'upload' file, the picture was called " K2 ", if you can believe it! HA! Yet another example of the 'K2' of my dream, then. The decisive moment of 'Judgement' is truly upon us it seems...

At any rate, this time around the wheel of life (for we have been here many times before via re-incarnation, if you believe it, but never at a juncture of such vast importance -), we are being asked to handle and use 'inner tools' which, as a whole, we have never before even understood existed, let alone known how to utilize. Only the few graduates of the ancient Mystery Schools scattered throughout the various spiritual traditions were ever taught what it meant to 'ascend' via initial 'descent', how to use the inner 'tools' in order to integrate the disparate parts of the self in order to become 'whole', to bring about the emergence of the true, the harmonious Self.

We are certainly being tested now, but, as Remo shows with his BCI, methods are now being made available to all, through the 'Mystery Schools' of today, by which means we can heal both ourselves and our planet. It is no longer 'a mystery', then, what tools we have and how we should nurture and wield them, except to those who refuse to enter the Second Innocence of the Wise Fool - for those who will not surrender to this process, the future is truly uncertain.


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Post The Fool on the Hill
Kristin, let me first answer with the lyrics of the Beatles' song from the album Magical Mystery Tour:

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The Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)

Day after day alone on the hill
The man with the foolish grin
is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer

But the fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Well on the way, his head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices
is talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice

But the fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Oh, round, round, round, round, round
And nobody seems to like him
they can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings

But the fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Oh, round, round, round, round, round
And he never listen to them
He knows that they're the fools
But they don't like him

The fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Oh, round, round, round, round, round
oh

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Tis very cheap in price!
The more it is despised by fools,
The more loved by the wise.'
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Post Re: the Fool's progression...
kristin wrote:
The Fool progresses on his/her journey, from descent first through to eventual ascent (the hermetic alchemic process).


It is perhaps a help to quote here Carl Jung's remark about alchemy in Mysterium Coniunctionis:

In the section Ascent and Descent he argues that the alchemical opus begins with the ascent, the Gnostic/Christian however with the descent. For the latter he quotes the church father Basilius (329 - 379):

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"[He] came down to earth secretly, like rain upon the fleece, because the incarnation was secret and unknown, and his coming into the world-order was hidden." (§ 288)


Then, in § 289, Carl Jung states:

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"In contrast to this, in alchemy the ascent comes first and then the descent."


Then he refers to the Rosarium Philosophorum, the text I interpret in my Holy Wedding, http://www.psychovision.ch/hknw/holy_we ... ntents.htm , in which I show - based on Wolfgang Pauli's research - that the ascent belongs to Neoplatonic alchemy, the descent however to Hermetic alchemy.

Further, I have shown that Neoplatonic alchemy, the ascent, was the precursor of natural science as well as of Carl Jung's depth psychology. In both the psyche is freed from matter and unified with the spirit in the Heavens. The earth stays back as a dead thing.

This is what Wolfgang Pauli called the "quaternity projected into the Heavens, far away from humans" (he even says that it is hanged up there). Today, however, the God-image as well as the Logos Self, both a little too much in the Heavens, must descend. This is the reason why Pauli was so fascinated by the Hermetic alchemical opus of Robert Fludd, in which the "Trinity" descendes and the earthly "anti-Trinity" ascends, and eventually they meet in the middle, in the Seal of Solomon.

Also the archetype of the fool belongs to Hermetic alchemy, since he/she knows that our consciousness must now come down anew from the Neoplatonic Heavens. It is the same motif as the Hermetic one of the king who dies, dissolves and enters the womb of the queen, where he becomes the seed, ie the sperms for the new life, for the renewed and revived king.

And here a very revolutionary and incredibly heretic motif comes in, at least for Christians: The queen possesses in her womb her own phallus, and is thus independent of the procreative organ of the man. It is the Hindu Yoni/lingam symbol,

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and since it delegates all the creative power to the goddess, it was, is and will be so incredibly attacked by Neoplatonics, be it natural scientists, be it humanists, be it depth psychologists. They cannot accept that the thinking function (and with it all the use of mathematics in science) must first die before a progress is possible.

It is also the motif of the Shakti, who creates the whole world out of herself [but understood in the positive meaning of Tantrism, and not in the negative sense of Buddhism (Maja)]

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This Holy Wedding, the (second) coniunctio or unio corporalis of Gerardus Dorneus is constellated today, but it is only observable by what I call the Eros ego, the ego which accepts that thinking (the conscious king in the Heavens) must die (at least during the imagination process), since only like this the combination of (introverted) feeling, sensation and intuition, ie the Eros ego, can develop. The Eros ego is nothing else than the fool of the Tarot.

Remo

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The more it is despised by fools,
The more loved by the wise.'
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Post #0 and Pope Sylvester II
Perhaps we should also enter the card # 0, The Fool:

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We begin with the Fool (0), a card of beginnings. The Fool stands for each of us as we begin our journey of life. He is a fool because only a simple soul has the innocent faith to undertake such a journey with all its hazards and pain.

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At the start of his trip, the Fool is a newborn - fresh, open and spontaneous. The figure on Card 0 has his arms flung wide, and his head held high. He is ready to embrace whatever comes his way, but he is also oblivious to the cliff edge he is about to cross. The Fool is unaware of the hardships he will face as he ventures out to learn the lessons of the world.

The Fool stands somewhat outside the rest of the major arcana. Zero is an unusual number. It rests in the exact middle of the number system - poised between the positive and negative. At birth, the Fool is set in the middle of his own individual universe. He is strangely empty (as is zero), but imbued with a desire to go forth and learn. This undertaking would seem to be folly, but is it?


For me the circumstance is important that "only a simple soul has the innocent faith to undertake such a journey with all its hazards and pain." The journey is in fact full of pain, since the fool is always an outcast, be it because of a disease, a handicap, or what ever. She/he is "the exception confirming the rule". They represent the flaw, the irrational, the acausal, the indeterministic aspect of the world.

The same is true for #0. 0 is not a number as all the other ones. It is the fullness of emptyness, as Buddhists call it. It is the void -- thus the womb of the queen -- which is however potentially full. It is the potentiality of the unus mundus, the potential singular acausal quantum leap only observable by the Eros ego -- by the fool.

It was pope Sylvester II who established its use around the year 1'000 in Christian Europe. #0 was not known up until then in Christianity. Sylvester II was however a mathematician and magician (!) who was very taken with Islamic culture (!). He introduced the Arabic numbers and replaced like this the very complicated Roman numbers.

There was once a time, in which the fool was also a scientist and even the pope and a respected person ...

Remo

PS: #0 is also the symbol for the quantum physical vacuum, which is itself connected to the so-called cosmological constant, and with the Zero-point energy, the space energy, the free energy, not accepted by physics.

See also http://unus-mundus.fr/viewtopic ... light=#738

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The more it is despised by fools,
The more loved by the wise.'
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Post more on 'above as below' (or 'holy shit'!)
"In Merkabah mysticism--the 'Work of the Chariot'--it is said that to ascend into the heavens is simultaneously to descend into oneself. In practical mysticism, "above" equals "within".... Aleph, the Fool, is that aspect of consciousness that spans--and so unites--uttermost depth and transcendent height."(p 143)

So says David Goddard in his excellent book "The Tower of Alchemy, An Advanced Guide to the Great Work", which I would highly recommend.


Above is truly meant to be 'as Below', and not the other way around, which is the true understanding of that mystical phrase from the Book of Thoth, or, as the hermetic alchemists would have it: 'in stercore invenitur'! The body is the 'temple' for the work, and one 'enters the temple of the body' to create 'within'. Within ourselves, or "in the dirt", "we shall find IT" indeed.

The Fool on the corresponding tarot card #0, has just come down the mountain from 'Source', or Tao, ready, once again, to 're-enter' the worlds of experience. As a metaphor he represents the meeting point then of two seemingly unconnected locations. Such is the true path of every human being, but one which many never consciously seek to take. When we do the inner work, however, we enter into exactly this place/space - 0 -. Surely another metaphor for this same 'secret' location is the 'unus mundus' itself? At least to my mind they are most plausibly linked.

On the same tack, corresponding to Remo's discussion above regarding the attributes of the number "0", Goddard also presents the following food for thought:


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...the Fool card (assigned to the Quintessence) precedes, in dignity, and separates each Tarot card, as the mathematical value of zero (0) precedes and separates each number in the sequence, (e.g. 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 3, 0, 4, 0, etc.). This is why those physical locations--where the domain of one manifest element gives way to another--are "places of power": seashores, hills or mountaintops, steambaths and ceremonial fires. They represent an intermediate state between the two elements--the Quintessence. (p 32)


The Fool gains his strength from those 'in between' places, called 'liminal' in other terminology. This is why those doing the deep inner work so benefit from entering nature and meditating (by sitting OR walking) in precisely such supportive locations as these.


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Post Re: more on 'above as below' (or 'holy shit'!)
kristin wrote:
...the Fool card (assigned to the Quintessence) precedes, in dignity, and separates each Tarot card, as the mathematical value of zero (0) precedes and separates each number in the sequence, (e.g. 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 3, 0, 4, 0, etc.).


Whole numbers, digits, are insofar specific as between them there is some sort of a quantum leap, in contrast to the so-called real numbers (eg 3,149505739404830...), in which this "gap" is filled. Thus the latter correspond to the continuum, the whole numbers however to the discontinuum.

Thus the"0" in the interpretation of Goddard is what I call the singular acausal quantum leap, observable in one's own body (in the intestines). As I have shown elswhere, this quantum leap is the result of the coniunctio, of the Holy Wedding, and corresponds like this to what the Hermetic alchemists called the quintessence (or the infans solaris, or the red tincture), the result.

Thus, the intuition of Goddard seems to correspond to my results.

Remo

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The more it is despised by fools,
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